The Damask rose is a hybrid rose originally discovered in Persia and the original source of a very large number of old and current ornamental roses. It is a thorny shrub two meters high, with semi-double flowers with a well-known sweet smell. For a long time, this rose has been grown mainly in Turkey, Bulgaria and Morocco. NATINOV® obtains its supplies in Morocco, a quality source where the buds are picked by hand.
Phytochemistry of rose floral water
Among all the floral waters, those prepared from the Damask rose have by far the most studied chemical compositions. The major chemical constituents of Damask rose floral waters are as follows: Phenylethanol (30-82%), geraniol, citronellol, and a smaller amount of nerol (1, 2, 3, 4). NATINOV® offers a choice of rose floral waters with classic or 100% natural preservatives (Leuconostoc / Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Aqua).
Use for natural beauty
Damask rose floral water is traditionally used on the skin as a toner and as a light astringent. Adapted to all skin types (dry, combination, sensitive, mature, oily), it is sought after for its firming, lightening, revitalizing and anti-aging properties.
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